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ZIP Code 98261

Primary City:Lopez Island, WA (View All Cities)
County: San Juan County
Timezone: Pacific (12:33am)
Area code: 360 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:48.5, -122.9
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 98261

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 98261. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 98261. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 98261, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Lopez Island, WA
Unacceptable:
Port Stanley

Stats and Demographics for the 98261 ZIP Code

ZIP code 98261 is located in northwest Washington and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 98261 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 98261 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,383
Population Density 80 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,410
Median Home Value $498,300
Land Area 29.81 sq mi
Water Area 24.60 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,204
Median Household Income $50,278

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 57Male Median Age: 56Female Median Age: 57

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male3441485439283960406710013615213677504138
Female3341414722325341497412812817112781552852
Total678289101616092101891412282643232631581056990

Gender

 Male 1,180 50%
 Female 1,203 50%
Gender

Race

 White 2,230 93.6%
 Black Or African American 8 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 22 0.9%
 Asian 29 1.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 29 1.2%
 Two Or More Races 65 2.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner3175015528124110945
Renter2056516161251415
Total237310121634226612360

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 626 52%
 Single Guardian 93 8%
 Singles 401 33%
 Singles With Roommate 84 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,026 85%
 Households with Kids 178 15%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male44714486111271412781410101649
Female1016217561310471091112716661
Total142091511131224221121221619261726221010

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 98261 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 98261 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 98261 real estate data, the median home value of $498,300 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 98261. Rentals in 98261 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 98261 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,377 99.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 6 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 444 18%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 457 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 303 13%
 Households Vacant 1,206 50%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 46 3.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 7 0.6%
 For Sale Only 16 1.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 0.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,058 87.7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 77 6.4%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 11 3%
 1 Bedroom 72 22%
 2 Bedroom 153 46%
 3+ Bedroom 95 29%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $50,278 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 98261 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Residents in ZIP code 98261 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 98261 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 98261 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 98261 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 522 24%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 775 36%
 No Earnings 843 39%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 522 24%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 775 36%
 No Earnings 843 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 700 66%
 Public transportation 73 7%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 12 1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 122 11%
 Worked at Home 158 15%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 43 5%
 High School Graduate 360 38%
 Associate's degree 44 5%
 Bachelor's degree 240 25%
 Master's degree 161 17%
 Professional school degree 48 5%
 Doctorate degree 57 6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 188 74%
 Enrolled in Private School 38 15%
 Not Enrolled in School 27 11%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 98261

ZIP Code 98261 is in the Lopez School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 98261.

Lopez Middle High School
86 School Rd
Lopez Island, WA 98261
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Lopez School District
Cva-Lopez Island
86 School Rd
Lopez Island, WA 98261
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Lopez School District
Lopez Elementary School
86 School Rd
Lopez Island, WA 98261
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lopez School District

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